ATLANTA, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Good2Go®, specialists in offering minimum coverage auto insurance, announced that their Cell Phone Safety Discount is now available in Virginia. Customers will receive 5% off bodily injury, property damage, and collision coverage per vehicle for installing a device that blocks distracting cell phone functions such as text messaging, email, and Internet browsing. Full details are available at www.good2go.com/cell-phone-safety-discount.html.
Eligible drivers can receive this discount by simply installing a qualifying text blocking device in their vehicle and providing a copy of the receipt as proof of purchase via email, fax, or postal service. Text blockers are hardware/software that disable certain functions of cell phones such as texting, email, and Internet browsing while a vehicle is in motion. Only essential call functionalities are permitted such as 911 emergency calls.
Virginia has been increasing its efforts to decrease texting and driving on the state's roadways. In 2009, Virginia passed an anti-texting law which at the time was a secondary offense and carried a fine of $20. In 2013, the law was revised making texting while driving a primary offense. Under the new law, the fine for texting while driving is $125 for a first offense and $250 for subsequent offenses. In addition, reckless-driving charges can be applied in some incidents involving texting which carries a mandatory minimum fine of $250. Within the first six months of the new law, Virginia recorded 725 texting while driving convictions.
Good2Go® fully supports Virginia's continued efforts to protect the roads from distracted drivers. Good2Go® released the Cell Phone Safety Discount to not only help save lives, but to encourage others to fight against distracted driving. In addition to increased fines and stricter state laws, Good2Go® believes in rewarding safe drivers for taking the extra step by installing a text blocking device and making the roads safer for everyone.
About Good2Go®: Based in Atlanta, GA, Good2Go® is a member of American Independent Companies, which offers affordable car insurance online to help uninsured drivers get the car insurance they need to drive legally. Good2Go® specializes in minimum liability car insurance, and also offers collision and comprehensive coverage. For more information, visit www.good2go.com.
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